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1307 HAYES ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Roosevelt Grade School
Other Name:Roosevelt Elementary School, Roosevelt School
Reference Number:33232
Location (Address):1307 HAYES ST
County:La Crosse
City:La Crosse
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1923
Additions: 1940 1931
Survey Date:1996
Historic Use:elementary, middle, jr.high, or high
Architectural Style:Spanish Colonial
Structural System:
Wall Material:Stucco
Architect:Otto Merman
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: Roosevelt School
National Register Listing Date:8/3/2017 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:12/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:Stucco exterior with brown tile patterned ornament; projecting two-story gabled entrance bay with a blind round arched over the rectangular entrance door; paired windows with pent roof over and blind balcony below in the gable. Multi-paned windows; rear addition in similar style with truncated hipped roof and similar, though on a smaller scale, entrance bay and door; three-sided bay window on first floor on the east side of the main wing.

Roosevelt School is the only Mediterranean influenced public building in the city and the only school of the period by Otto Merman not influenced by Neo-Classicism.

Constructed by Peter Nelson and Son.
Bibliographic References:(A) Interview: Margaret Merman Holly, 1977. (B) Building Inscription. (C) Bentley Merman Collection; A.R.C. Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. A. Bentley and Merman Commission Records, UW-La Crosse, ARC. B. La Crosse Tribune, 19 January 1924, 14 April 1923, 2 September 1923, 16 November 1924, 6 September 1931, 19 January 1940, 23 January 1940.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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